Here you’ll find a number of valuable government and university resources on a variety of health and wellness topics.

 

Aging and Health

aging and health

Healthy Aging in Action: Advancing the National Prevention Strategy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides ongoing administrative, scientific, and technical support for the operations of the National Prevention Council.

Older Americans Key Indicators of Well-Being
The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (Forum) was founded in 1986 to foster collaboration among Federal agencies that produce or use statistical data on the older population.

Psychological Wellbeing, Health and Ageing
US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

Staying Engaged: Health Patterns of Older Americans Who Engage in the Arts
This National Endowment for the Arts report responds to challenges raised by a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) research workshop on the arts and aging.

 

Youth and Health

youth and health

Kids on the Move: Afterschool Programs Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
The Afterschool Alliance is working to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs.

Adolescent Wellness: Current Perspectives and Future Opportunities in Research, Policy, and Practice
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds a wide array of programs which are working to help build a national Culture of Health.

Youth Mental Health: Promotion & Issues Prevention
youth.gov was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is composed of representatives from 21 federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth.

 

Diet and Nutrition

diet and nutrition

2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
This document from health.gov is designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet.

NHLBI Healthy Eating Plan
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s healthy eating plan gives a body the nutrients it needs every day while staying within the appropriate daily calorie goal for weight loss.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Healthy Eating Plate
The Healthy Eating Plate was designed to address deficiencies in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate. It provides detailed guidance, in a simple format, to help people make the best eating choices.

 

Health Benefits of Travel

health benefits of travel

Yale Tribune Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of Traveling Abroad
The Yale Tribune is a student-run newspaper on tech, politics, and everything in-between.

ResearchGate Health and Wellness Benefits of Travel Experiences
ResearchGate is the professional network for scientists and researchers. Over 15 million members from all over the world use it to share, discover, and discuss research.

Immerse Yourself in a Forest for Better Health
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation research shows that gettomg outdoors visiting a forest has real, quantifiable health benefits, both mental and physical.